If you were injured during a crime on commercial property, and security measures could have prevented the injury, you may be able to file a negligent security personal injury claim. These types of claims help you to recover money for your medical expenses, psychological bills, lost wages and pain and suffering that were caused by injuries during a robbery, burglary, rape or other crime. If you were involved in a crime on commercial property, you might have many questions about a negligent security case. Here are a few of the questions you may have and the answers.
What is Negligent Security?
Negligent security means that a commercial property owner did not provide enough security to help prevent the injuries that you sustained. If they would have properly secured their facility and provided security for patrons, such as yourself, you may not have been injured. Some of the security features that a commercial property owner can provide include cameras, security guards, and security measures that allow only certain people, such as customers, into the facility after hours, such as a bank card reader to access an enclosed ATM.
How Do You Prove a Negligent Security Case?
Negligent security is extremely challenging to prove. In most cases, commercial properties offer some security features, though they may not offer enough based on the level of crime in the area. In these instances, showing that crime was running rampant in the area can help show that a business should have increased their security and failed to. Additionally, you will want to show what other businesses in the area were doing to secure their properties and that the place you were injured at was not using these tactics. Lastly, you need to show how additional security measures could have protected you or prevented your injuries.
When Do You Need an Attorney for Negligent Security?
Negligent security cases are hard to prove and win. As such, anyone with this type of claim should consider hiring an attorney right from the start. An attorney can preserve vital evidence, such as security camera footage, that can help to prove your case. They can also prove what crime was going on in the area during the weeks or months leading up to the accident and how increased security could have been beneficial to protecting you.
Negligent security claims can be challenging to prove, and you must prove your case in order to win it. If you suspect you may have a claim or need help proving your case, Titus Law, LLC can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.